Father's Day Appetizers

Treat the dads in your life to their favorite apps including homemade salsa, dips, bruschetta, nachos, bacon-wrapped goodies and more.

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Vanilla Popcorn

Vanilla Popcorn

Vanilla Popcorn

"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond extract or maple flavoring or add nuts for extra crunch."

Herbed Garlic Cheese Spread

Herbed Garlic Cheese Spread

Herbed Garlic Cheese Spread

I've taken this creamy spread to many holiday gatherings and parties- and there's never any left to bring home! Well-seasoned with a blend of herb flavors, this cheesy treat tastes great on slices of French bread, too.

Herbed Cheese Spread

Herbed Cheese Spread

Herbed Cheese Spread

This spread definitely lives up to its name. Flavored with six different herbss, it is one of the best cream cheese spreads I've had.—Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

Nut 'n' Fruit Granola

Nut 'n' Fruit Granola

Nut 'n' Fruit Granola

After a friend brought this crunchy fruit-filled treat on a camping trip, I requested the recipe and lightened it up. It's great on its own, but try it over low-fat yogurt or with milk, too. -Rachel Dandeneau of Dummer, New Hampshire

Pineapple Cheddar Spread

Pineapple Cheddar Spread

Pineapple Cheddar Spread

I came across this easy idea when looking for something new and unique to impress guests. The slightly sweet spread received rave reviews from friends. Try it with celery sticks or crackers the next time you need a fast appetizer. — Rebecca Pester Beale Air Force Base, California

Party Vegetable Spread

Party Vegetable Spread

Party Vegetable Spread

"This chunky spread is a tasty treat for a party or any event featuring finger food," confirms Martha Reese from Highland, North Carolina.

Flying Chicken Wings

Flying Chicken Wings

Flying Chicken Wings

These golden wings are finger-licking favorites at every festive family get-together. Delicious hot or cold, they're easy to make, and they "fly" off the plate whenever I serve them!

Texas Taco Platter

Texas Taco Platter

Texas Taco Platter

I take full advantage of versatile ground beef when entertaining by serving up this fun-filled dish. I've used this recipe many times, and everyone enjoys it. No one can resist this beefy entree topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and olives.—Kathy Young, Weatherford, Texas

Hearty Cheese Spread

Hearty Cheese Spread

Hearty Cheese Spread

Using the red wax covering from gouda cheese, Vernie Nicolaisen of Cherokee, Iowa fashions a decorative "poinsettia" bowl in which to serve this treat.

Pepper Avocado Salsa

Pepper Avocado Salsa

Pepper Avocado Salsa

Much of our summer menu is done on the grill, and peppers and avocados are favorites in my family. That led me to create this recipe to help spice up our barbecued entrees. I have also served it as an appetizer or thin wedges of bread and as a topping for easy country-style dishes like chicken and rice pilaf. With our 14-year-old daughter, we live on 4 wooded acres on Mt. Pisqua. -Theresa Mullens, Gill, Massachusetts

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

Baked Spinach Dip Loaf

"A crusty round sourdough loaf provides not only 'dippers' but also the serving bowl for this popular snack," points out Frieda Meding from Trochu, Alberta.
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